The Christmas Auction
On a cold and snowy December 5, 1999, Small
purchased the following Bichon babies from a complete
dispersal" Puppy MillAuction. The lady had previously
been suspended by
AKC,and sold everything. The dogbowls, the
works. Small Paws® Rescue, was able to save
Bichons,from being purchased, by other Puppy Mills.They range
age,from 4 months, to 9 1/2 years.They all
seem to have good
temperaments. They are in pretty bad shape, as far as their
and teeth go.:( Two are pregnant. Two are babies. They all are
sweet. They truly are.:)
Small Paws® Rescue has given them all temporary
"Holiday" names, to tell
them apart. If you can give a "forever" home,
a foster home, to one or more of them, please write to either
Pup3@aol.com, or Susan at IHarleyPup@aol.com .
Our vet will be FULL, with
Christmas boarders, and we MUST have these
babies out of the vet's office,
by December 21, 1999.We also will
pretty big vet bills starting to come in soon,for these babies.
If you would
like to be a part of this exciting rescue, click here for
What Can I do to Help This
We appreciate you, so very
much. These precious
Bichons would now be in the hands
of other PuppyMills, if not for your
to you and yours, from Small Paws® Rescue.
Meet the Christmas Auction
"Merry" & "Christmas". Two beautiful
girls! Born 8/10/99
They are 17 weeks old.
"Merry" & "Christmas" after
Merry & Christmas, have been
"Mistletoe"! He was born 5/16/93, and is 6 1/2. He is a
real corker! Very
Mistletoe has been adopted, and re-named
This is "Holly"! Holly was born 4/7/97. She is 2 years
at those eyes! Holly promises to love
Hollie has now been ADOPTED, by
a Small Paws® Adoptive Mom!!! She has been renamed "Mollie"! B.J. will have a
Get a look at
"Fruitcake"! He is a NUT!Mr.Personality!!!
Fruitcake was born
5/1/98. He is only 1 1/2 years old.
Fruitcake has been adopted and
Charley Brown, on the shoulder of his new
I received the following e-mail, from Jeannie, the wonderful
lady, who haas adopted Fruitcake, AKA "Charley Brown." It is the perfect
example, of how these little puppy mill rescues, can respond to love. She gives
her permission to reprint.
Just want to give you the "first day" update
on Charlie Brown.
Coming back to OKC in the car, he
crawled into my lap and spent the first
shakingh, and the next 40 miles in bliss.
arrived at my house, I Iet him out of the car onto the driveway.
He "cowered" and wouldn't move an inch. After much
coaxing, I picked him
up and carried him to the
backyard. It took a while, but then he "came
He ran the length of my yard, over and over and over again, as
if he had never run before in his life. All I could do was sit back
shake my head and say, "Thank you, God, thank
This evening, he is "camped out" in one of my
recliners (Sundae in the
other). He didn't eat much, but
drank at least a liter of water. During
the day today he
learned to use the doggie door - at least he learned to
come in from the outside. I would take him out, every hour or so,
in case, and leave him in the backyard. After about
ten minutes, he
would find his way back inside the
house. That's good! I have not seen
any "accidents" in
the house - so assume Charlie is doing what needs to
done while he is outside. As of the moment, he is chewing on a
ear on my bed, with my little Sundae nuzzled by his
The only problem I see to date is that he
"cowers" and assumes a really
submissive stance whenever
I extend my hand toward him. But, I find that
if I talk
to him and leave my hand extended, he "crawls" toward me and
licks my hand. I shudder to imagine what went on in his earlier life
to "cower" before the hand of a human. Whoever did
that to Charlie needs
to be shot!
Thank you, thank you, Robin, for giving me this precious little life.
just six hours, he has made at least 500% progress.
By tomorrow, he will
probably be writing these e-mails,
fixing his own dinner, and taking his
Thank you! Thank you! I am
I'll keep you posted on the progress we
Two sisters, Candy Cane, and Belle, have been
all of their lives, and are very attached to each other.:(
were both born 6/15/91, and are 8 1/2 years old. Belle
Belle and Candy have a foster home, in
California, till Belle has her babies!
Update! Candy has been
"Blitzen" was born 4/7/97, and is 2 years old.
Just a baby boy!
Blitzen wants to wake up with you, on Christmas
Blitzen has been adopted!! His new Mom &
Dad, will call him Blitzen, which in German, means "Lightning"! He will live
near San Bernadino, California!
Angel was born 4/1/96, and is 3 years old. Angel is
Look at that face..she needs a foster
home, where she can
deliver her last litter of babies.
Angel, after grooming!
We now have a
foster home for Angel to have her babies!!
Update: Angel has been
Meet our "Miracle". She was born 5/7/90, and is
rescue at Nine and 1/2. She is a little scared, and the
brochure said she was a "good mom".(((sigh)))
has been adopted!!!
She will first be fostered with one of our
volunteers, Jackie, ( JLi1998@aol.com) in California. Sera and Chelsea's new
Mama and Daddy, Christine and Ron., (Bichonmomma@aol.com) sent funds to pay for
Miracle's vet bills. She will fly to Jackie's either this Thursday or Friday!
What a Miracle!!!
Further Update & Pictures!!
Miracle, peeking out of her
Miracle, with one of Jackie's
boys..right before her new mom came to get her!
Read this letter, from Miracle's new
Mother...it was posted on the AOL Bichon Frise Board...I think her new mom, must
be a miracle, too!
Subject: Miracle says "Hi...and thank you
all so much" from her new forever home...
Date: Sun, 12
December 1999 11:11 PM EST
Yes everybody, Miracle is
here safe and sound with me in Fremont, CA...It's going to take a while to get
her socialized, but she's bright eyed and attentive to everything going on
around here...Obviously, there's alot going on in this house with 4 humans, 7
cats and 12 birds... aside from the humans, many of whom are rescues...She paces
constantly...She seeks refuge in her crate
the soft, warm towel underneath her and preferring the hard, cold plastic
surface...To me, that is a good sign...If she's capable of finding solace and
peace somewhere, anywhere now, perhaps some time soon she'll be able to find it
in my arms where she belongs...
I am keeping in mind
tips my vet student daughter had gotten from a dog braviorist for her Peke where
she needed to establish herself as Alpha dog with him so that he'd mind her...So
we put a light collar and leash on Miracle so that she must drag it around all
the time...24/7...I've also decided to approach Miracle as I would a very smart
albeit unsocialized parrot....Since my expertise lately has been with
birds...I'm not called The Bird Lady of
Society for nothing...LOL...In order to get the collar and leash on her we
"towelled" her as one would a parrot, so while she was swaddled and held close,.
the collar was gently fastened around her neck with surprisingly little
resistence...I find it interesting how calm Miracle becomes when she's been
approached by someone holding a leash.....She's been allowed to wander
throughout the house sniffing and exploring...She's also free to
go in and out of her crate at will...She slept in her unlocked crate in
our bedroom throughout the night from lights out until 7am when I got up to take
my pills...She's also eating from a regular dog bowl instead of off the floor as
I'd expected...She's semi-housebroken...just one little piddle in the morning
before I could move my butt to get dressed and take her out...I take her
outdoors in our front yard which is surrounded by a chainlink
fence...Since I'm disabled, I sit on a lawn chair holding onto Miracle's
leash...She can run in a circle around my chair as far as the tether will allow,
but the only way she gets to really go anywhere, is if I take her... just as if
I had bird whose wings have been clipped sitting on my finger...In this way,
just like with a bird, it is I who creates interesting diversity in her life as
well as keeping her in a safe controlled
situation...Ultimately, I become equated with that sense of safety....In
training a parrot, one way to achieve that is to turn their cage upside down on
the floor with them in it, and then rescue them from their disorientation by
telling them, to "step up" on your hand which they gratefully do...Miracle was
delighted when we walked all around the the yard and she sniffed and explored to
her heart's content...She also, at one point, did her business
so now I have a "reference" point to return her to...
She seems to really relate to other animals..in a positive way...A
neighborhood dog stops to playbow on the other side of the fence...I don't allow
her to get too close to him, of course, but she's very interested and seems like
she'd love to join him if she could... As she passes by the various bird cages
in our house, she frequently stops a moment in her pacing when one of them says,
"Hello"...I've decided to try to teach them to say, "Hello,
Miracle"...Won't that be fun?...She's sniffed and checked out the cats
too, but they couldn't care less...At this point, they're so sensitized they
probably think she's just a different breed of large white Cockatoo..."Oh, no!!
Not another bird!!!"
Well, it is only 24 hours that
she's been here with us, and I'm happy to report that Miracle is well and doing
even better than I'd expected.....At the rate Miracle is going, I predict she'll
be happy to accompany me to this Spring's Bichon Picnic at Lake Elizabeth Park
here in Fremont...I'm sure looking forward to that...
Thank you so much, particularly Jackie and Robin and all of you who took
the time to write nice stuff about me on this board as well as emailing me
personally...No, I'm not Mother Theresa...I'm just a 60 year old woman who loves
all beings, no matter how many legs or toes they happen to have...My dream is
that this world should be a "peaceable kingdom" where nobody gets abused by
anybody... and, if I want to see that happen...well I just need to
good wish for a happy holiday season and beyond....Naomi Demby and
Three of the babies, enjoying "outside" time,
in the X-pen, at another
rescuer's home, where they stayed the night,in a
nice warm bed, Sunday night.